ONE of Huddersfield's major road junctions was sealed off after a late night stabbing.
Police were called to Lockwood Road close to Lockwood Bar after reports of a fight at 10pm last night.
A disturbance had flared up outside the Chicago Pizza takeaway on Lockwood Road and the trouble is then believed to have spilled on to nearby Bridge Street.
It is understood the man who was stabbed had been chased round the corner into Bridge Street where he was found collapsed.
The 25-year-old man had been stabbed in the leg and police are today appealing for anyone who saw what happened to contact them immediately.
Det Insp Chris Walker, of Huddersfield CID, said: "The victim has suffered a serious stab wound, but it is not life-threatening.
"He is in a stable condition in hospital."
By daylight police had arrested five men in connection with the incident - either at the scene or soon afterwards.
They are all detained at Huddersfield police headquarters for questioning.
Det Insp Walker said: "We had to seal off the area overnight for a detailed examination by scenes of crime officers."
The junction was reopened at 8.15am today, but an area outside Chicago Pizza remained sealed off.
The closure caused major traffic problems with police allowing vehicles both up and down the usual one-way junction at Albert Street and Bridge Street.
Many people travelling into town from the Holme Valley and Meltham areas were badly delayed.
Anyone who saw the disturbance or has any information should contact detectives in Huddersfield on 01484 436659 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.